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COVID-19 UPDATE:

Although San Diego County will be re-opening on May 25, going through its Phase 3 which includes salons, spas, indoor shopping, (and this phase includes private massage practices), the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths in San Diego are still rising and there is no sign of plateau.

Since social distancing is still a primary and effective tactic to limit and reduce the spread of Covid-19 until there is a vaccine, massage therapy and social distancing are not compatible—the limited space, prolonged contact, and risk to vulnerable populations whom you might contact.

So, I will not be returning to massage practice for a very long time with a small possibility of returning by early 2022 or later. Meanwhile, my website will still be up with updates regarding research behind pain and exercise, how you can self-manage your chronic pain, and other public resources that you can use for pain management.

Best regards,

Nick

Background:

Pain and stress relief are two of the most common reasons why many people seek massage therapy, which is what Movement Potential Sports Massage provides. 

We work primarily with clients who have acute or persistent low back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, arm and hand pain, and sciatic pain. We offer a mobile service at the convenience and comfort of your own home.

However, you don’t necessarily need to be in pain to see us. Oftentimes, having a massage for stress relief or whatever reasons you have can be just as beneficial for your health.

Pain is complex and individual, and there is no cookie-cutter format to treat it. Therefore, we work together to create a plan to help you get back to what you love doing.

What Is Pain? By Professor Lorimer Moseley.

Services

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently closed for business do to Covid-19.

All services are currently outcalls. If you are a referral from a physical therapist, physician, or another healthcare professional, please let me know who referred you in the email or text.

First-Time Appointment: 70 mins, $110

New clients: please arrive five minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the health assessment form, if you have not already done so online. Consultation is the time where you inform me what your needs are and what we can do together to help you. 60 minutes of massage, 10 minutes of consultation

First-Time Appointment: 100 mins, $160

New clients: please arrive five minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the health assessment form, if you have not already done so online. Consultation is the time where you inform me what your needs are and what we can do together to help you. 90 minutes of massage, 10 minutes of consultation

60 minutes: $90

An ideal time to address specific areas of your body that need extra attention or a general full-body massage.

90 minutes: $135

Need a longer vacation? A 90-minute getaway may be just what you need to get rid of that pain and stress.

30 minutes area-specific massage:  $60  

Ideal for addressing a specific area of your body (e.g. low back, forearms and hands, calves and ankles).

Ask about our student and military specials.

Health and Liability: All clients must fill out a health history and liability waiver form prior to service. If you have any serious medical conditions, please check with your physician or medical professional before starting any session.

IMPORTANT: I MAY NOT start a session unless the health assessment and consent forms are completed.

FAQs

1. What can massage therapy do for me?

Stress relief, anxiety and depression reduction, and temporarily alleviating muscle soreness due to exercise are some of the reasons why many people get a massage. Whether you are training for the marathon, stressed from work, or not getting enough sleep, a massage can help alleviate some of the symptoms.

2. What can I expect during the first session?

New clients will complete a health assessment that examines your health history, your goals, and anything concerns you wish to address. This is done either online or in-person. During the consultation, which runs about five to ten minutes, you tell me why you are here and we set a plan to see what works best for you. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to your sessions. 

3. What modalities do you use? Which ones are best for me?

I use a combination of different modalities, such as Swedish, sustained compressions, lomilomi, and other hands-on work. It would depend on your condition and your reaction to touch. Some clients respond better to deeper pressure; others feel better with lighter touch or somewhere in between. Rather than focusing on a modality, what I use is based on your condition and needs—within my scope of practice. 

This philosophy is based on the operator and interactor concept from manual therapy. This is a client-based practice (focus on the clients’ issues) rather than a “modality-based practice” (focus on my method and beliefs). This is analogous to a physician who knows more about the drug or procedure than the disease or injury it is supposed to treat.

4. How often should I get a massage?

As often as you like! Once a month, twice a month, once a week—up to you. If you have a recommendation from a physician, physical therapist, or another healthcare professionals, we can accommodate a plan for you.

This FAQ will change and be edited as the practice and science evolves.

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